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Death Note: The Last Name (2006)

Death Note - Desu nôto: The Last Name (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 3 November 2006 (Japan)
Picking up where the first one leaves off, Light joins the task force searching for Kira in an effort to avert suspicion from himself---and get rid of L.


Shûsuke Kaneko


Tsugumi Ôba (original manga), Takeshi Obata (original manga) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Tatsuya Fujiwara ... Light Yagami
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... L / Ryûzaki
Erika Toda ... Misa Amane
Nana Katase ... Kiyomi Takada
Magy Magy ... Yûji Demegawa
Sakura Uehara ... Saeko Nishiyama
Michiko Godai ... Sachiko Yagami
Hikari Mitsushima ... Sayu Yagami
Ikuji Nakamura Ikuji Nakamura ... Ukita
Sota Aoyama ... Matsuda (as Aoyama Sôta)
Shin Shimizu Shin Shimizu ... Mogi
Tatsuhito Okuda ... Aizawa
Miyuki Komatsu Miyuki Komatsu ... Sanami
Ai Maeda Ai Maeda ... Ayako Yoshino
Itsuji Itao ... Kazuhiko Hibima


In the second installment of the Death Note film franchise, Light Yagami meets a second Kira and faithful follower Misa Amane and her Shinigami named Rem. Light attempts to defeat L along with Teru Mikami (a Kira follower) and Kiyomi Takada (another Kira follower) but in the end will Light win? or will a Shinigami named Ryuk make all the difference in Light's victory or his ultimate death? Written by Laharl Krichevskoy

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The last name to be written in the DEATH NOTE... Whose name will it be?


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Did You Know?


The motion capture actor for the Death God Rem also played one of the reporters outside the courthouse at the start of the first Death Note movie, the one who asks "is your son really innocent?" See more »


[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »


Rem: Yagami Light, you will manage to kill a Shinigami. In fact, you are the Devil.
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Follows Death Note (2006) See more »


Performed by Boom Boom Satellites
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Death Note The Last Name: A fitting finale to a decent adaptation
24 September 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I knew that the Death Note story couldn't be told in a single movie and the Americans proved that several times over, the Japanese made it a two parter and though it's not on par with the anime it's still great viewing.

Following on the story from Light & L's first meeting the battle of the two great minds continues as they try to outdo one another until the fantastic finale.

Once again there are differences from the anime and the story isn't identical (Including the finale) but it's loyal enough to the original material to not be offensive.

Once again both Light and L actors knock their performances out of the park and make up for some shoddy cgi and questionable soundtrack.

I would recommend the Death Note movies to any Death Note fan, anyone who has only seen the US version and anyone who simply doesn't fancy anime.

Now venturing on to the live action spinoffs methinks.

The Good:

It's Death Note

Perfect casting

Extremely well written

The Bad:

They changed Rems entire gender!

Red Hot Chilli Peppers again!? Really!?

Ryuk/Rem sfx still crap

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

The Death note story can be just about accomplished across 4hrs with tweaks

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Release Date:

3 November 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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